Representing the most exciting variants of the Mini family, the John Cooper Works badge used to be the sole reserve of the hottest 3-door hatchbacks from the marque. With the latest stable of Minis, however, that badge is now available on all future variants. While this might sound like a recipe for watering down the […]Read more "The answer is MINI: Driving the Mini F56 John Cooper Works"
I’ve driven quite a number of BMWs over the years, at least count, I think I’ve had the pleasure of sampling over 80 of Bavaria’s ultimate driving machines. But, embarrassingly enough, I’ve never driven a Mini before, and never really quite understood the appeal of anything other than their range-topping “S” or “JCW” models. Until […]Read more "One for all: Driving the MINI One 5-door"
Being a one-man driven hobby, it’s not often (or ever) that I’ve had the chance to do a back to back comparison, but with the keys to the BMW X2 in my hands, this just had to be done. Having just driven the BMW X2 and enjoyed its engaging drive characteristics. It’s not exactly what […]Read more "Opposites Attract: BMW X2 & Volvo XC40"
In their ongoing pursuit to fill each and every automotive niche in the luxury car market, BMW has recently released their first ever X2. Based on the BMW X1’s platform, the X2 is to X1 what the X4 is to the X3 and what the X6 is to the X5. A sportier, more dynamic, (slightly […]Read more "Dare to be different: Driving the BMW F39 X2 sDrive20i"
The last time we drove BMW’s latest (and greatest) X3, it was only a few months back and we were really impressed with how much it has grown both in size and mannerisms. It drove and rode rather well on public roads, and even with a suspension tuned for the enthusiastic driver, going over patchy […]Read more "Cross Disciplinary: Driving the G01 BMW X3 xDrive30i"
Emerging from the underground scene in the 1980s and gaining widespread popularity a decade later, the pioneers of Alternative rock were on a mission. A mission to set themselves apart from the legions of “mainstream” rock musicians. A mission they succeeded so well, they became a paradox of sorts in themselves as it became commonplace […]Read more "Alternative Choices: Driving the BMW G30 530e iPerformance"
The F30 sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series has been with us for a while now and we have seen it gone through a few iterations, evolving into what we believe to be the final editions of BMW’s much celebrated and much loved benchmark sports sedan. With BMW’s introduction of the iPerformance moniker across […]Read more "The E in Executive: Driving the BMW F30 330e iPerformance"